Dominic Burgess is an accomplished stage actor and has found his way to TV on such shows as It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He had the chance to appear on Star Trek: Picard as Mr. Vup, which apparently he fully appreciated, coming into the show as a lifelong Trekkie. In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, Dominic and I get to talk about acting inside fandom and swap ideas about scifi in general.
Dr. Lisa Funnell is an Associate Professor in the Women’s and Gender Studies department at the University of Oklahoma. In addition to authoring books on the James Bond mythos, such as ‘Geographies, Genders and Geopolitics of James Bond’ and ‘For His Eyes Only: The Women of James Bond’. Her work has led her to teach a university class on the changing role of women in the James Bond universe. The overall goal of the course is to mirror how women’s changing roles in the series mirror their changing roles in real life. During our chat, I get to pick Dr. Funnell’s brain about what it’s like to balance fandom and scholarly analysis, particularly when a dated perspective might make us uncomfortable. She also has a great take on the sharp turn the 007 movies took in the 90s.
Pete Doree is back on the podcast, following his appearance in Episode 27. Having released the second issue of Stan & Jack, he’s found the balance of incorporating comic creators into comic characters. During our chat, Pete and I look at classic comic tropes, the challenges of making films from comics, and all the while, Pete is drawing right in front of me!
Again, please be sure to order “Stan & Jack” and follow Pete’s Twitter Account. For more of his writing, check out The Kids From Rec. Road, a blog in which Pete is a partner and co-creator. You can support Pete’s work on Ko-Fi.
Liz Priestley is an accomplished stage actress, currently transitioning into film with her upcoming movie, Concrete Cowboy. The movie stars Idris Elba and gives a look into the world of the urban cowboy. During our chat, Liz and I look at the movie and see it as an example of modern filmmaking empowering artists, and audiences having better access to great films than ever. Not only that, but we look at the COVID wild card that has been thrown into everyone’s creative process.
Keep tabs on Liz’s career on IMDB!
Dan Decker is the host of the Bad Choices & Bourbon podcast, a show that looks at the lives of prominent scifi fans on the internet. Dan’s conversations provide a deep, personal background for each guest, and each chat is a great way to see a detailed story about how fandom has made one person’s life better. Dan’s appearance on Hungry Trilobyte continues a conversation we started when I appeared on his show. Lots of great chat about how communication and discussion has grown over the years, and maybe how we can bring the good stuff from the pre-social-media era back!
During this episode, Dan and I mention a lot of wonderful online friends, such as @BathlethBabe, @TheIrishTrekkie, @TrekLad, @Starfleetboy, @OliviaJ_8 and @Zoidberg95 . All would be great people to follow!